Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:00 PM
The touch feature of the smartphone came in handy in creating a touch pad for controlling the car just like using a console joystick.
And of course the built in accelerometer is another feature that we tought might be interesting to use: drive the car by moving the phone through the air.
The third remote we tought about is more like a basic programming interface: build the track for the car piece by piece, set the speed and then use commands such as play/pause/goto to drive on the circuit.
Whe have 3 models now, two of wich are a normal car and a tank built from the standard set. And although the normal car has realistic steering with slightly different angle front wheels turning, the rear wheels slide in turns(they do have to obey to the laws of physics :) ). So we read about this cool differential piece found in several Technic sets that allow the rear wheels to run at different speeds when turning and created the third model using this piece. It now runs soo smooth in turns :).
Then we thought it would be cool to add some upgrades, such as detect obstacles and through balls so we created a ball gun, a catapult and a proximity sensor option.
So the RoboRemote app was born :) and it is now in the App Store. We tested it and we liked it, but we are really curious what you think about it.The puzzle drive remote is free so please leave any comments about it.
The building and installation instructions, and videos of the remote in action are found on our website http://www.redroundrobot.com
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:18 PM
Around Christmas I will definitely build one or more of your robots and take them for a spin.
Kinda reminds me of Roborally the Board Game, which I was thinking of making for iPad. So many ideas, so little time
The Software looks nice. I can connect the server to my phone. I will try to connect one of my NXT units. If that works, I just need to build one of the bots.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:36 PM
sound very interesting to me.
one question plz:
Do i always need to run the "server" to control the NTX with iPhone ? That´s not clear for me.
Greetz from Germany
Edited by MarkusOSX, 13 December 2012 - 08:39 PM.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:31 PM
Edited by Gekke Ted, 26 December 2012 - 01:32 AM.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:36 PM
Thx for the answer. Sadly I don't have a NTX (xmas will come...)
But didn't the NTX have Bluetooth? I wonder why it is not possible to connect direct between iPhone and NTX like the App Legodrive.
Edited by MarkusOSX, 13 December 2012 - 08:38 PM.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:46 PM
It's not officially supported, so the App is only available on Cydia, or Android.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:20 AM
We are thinking of adding support for it in the nearist future.
Edited by RedRoundRobot, 14 December 2012 - 08:21 AM.
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